TO MY READERS ... In my stories, I want you to step back in history to times, events, and characters unlike those in the present and yet not so different. My goal, is that my books earn a place on your memory's bookshelf ... with stories that you want to share with others and that might be dusted off and revisited in years to come.
I delight in connecting "dots," posing provocative questions, and taking readers (and listeners) to where they've never been. I also love the Lord and people, and all things patriotic, historic, West Point, Christmas, Dickens, and eternal, as well as traveling the world with my amazing wife and talking to diverse groups about my narratives and life experiences.
Born an Army brat, I chose to follow in my father's footsteps, the first of three brothers to graduate from West Point, and six months later found myself in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, an experience that figures in my just-published narrative, Sông Bé: A Legacy of Vietnam.
Unlike many authors who didn't start life in the military, after thanking Uncle Sam for the privilege of serving for seven years, I had to get used to wearing civilian clothes and being a civilian. Needing to make a living, I became a consulting engineer, formed my own civil-environmental engineering company which I later sold, and along the way taught as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and as an assistant professor at West Point.
Other than writing and serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for Ion Power Group, an innovative sustainable energy company, I cherish my family and friends, write, teach adult Sunday School, golf, ski (for a time a Vail Resorts ski instructor), bike, hike, and remain active in West Point alumni affairs.